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The Resource Timber gridshells : architecture, structure and craft, John Chilton, Gabriel Tang, (electronic book)

Timber gridshells : architecture, structure and craft, John Chilton, Gabriel Tang, (electronic book)

Label
Timber gridshells : architecture, structure and craft
Title
Timber gridshells
Title remainder
architecture, structure and craft
Statement of responsibility
John Chilton, Gabriel Tang
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout history, people have constructed simple timber lattice shelters such as the tepee or yurt, covered with animal skins, leaves, grasses and woven fabrics. Over the last fifty years, more sophisticated ẁebs of wood' have emerged, with timber gridshells in particular becoming a structurally expressive form of architecture. Recent developments in digital design, 3-D modelling software, timber fabrication technologies as well as trends towards low-carbon construction have further reinforced architects' interest in the use of lightweight timber grids and lattice structures. This timely book charts the origin and evolution of the timber gridshell and its relation to timber lattice architecture. Drawing on a range of international case studies, the authors trace the effect advances in technology have had on design and construction in this field, providing a clear understanding of the structure, morphology, design process, and construction technology, and examining both the application and constraints of timber gridshells in architectural design. Timber Gridshells is a highly illustrated, up-to-date resource which provides detailed answers and inspires new ideas. As such, it is essential reading for students of architecture as well as professional architects
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Chilton, John
Dewey number
624.1773
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA4110
LC item number
.C44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tang, Gabriel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Building, Wooden
  • Grillages (Structural engineering)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Timber gridshells : architecture, structure and craft, John Chilton, Gabriel Tang, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
<p>Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Introduction: Shells with Holes 2. Early Gridshells 3. Second Generation Deployable Gridshells (Post-Mannheim) 4. Ribbed Gridshells 5. Alternative Materials and Systems 6. Small Scale Projects and Experimentation 7. Made to Measure - Digital Fabrication 8. Current and Future Projects Under Construction Postscript. References and Bibliography. Index<b><p></b>
Control code
purchAH30204435
Extent
258 pages
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781317682738
Lccn
2016013999
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Timber gridshells : architecture, structure and craft, John Chilton, Gabriel Tang, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
<p>Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Introduction: Shells with Holes 2. Early Gridshells 3. Second Generation Deployable Gridshells (Post-Mannheim) 4. Ribbed Gridshells 5. Alternative Materials and Systems 6. Small Scale Projects and Experimentation 7. Made to Measure - Digital Fabrication 8. Current and Future Projects Under Construction Postscript. References and Bibliography. Index<b><p></b>
Control code
purchAH30204435
Extent
258 pages
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781317682738
Lccn
2016013999
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Specific material designation
remote

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